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Manningham Election Preference Vote review

Here is some analysis of the Manningham elections, the voting outcomes, and how candidates preferences helped them. By the way there is a court challenge underway as one of the candidates ( Bob Beynon,) has stated another ( David Muscat,) had a criminal record and so was not eligible to be in the running, nor […]

Manningham’s New Councilors 2012

2012-10-28  Sun 9:30pm  Official Winners, your new councilors. Six new councilors, three returning. (Results below are only provisional results) The new councilors will choose a Mayor from amongst themselves November 8th. Koonung Ward: Jennifer Yang (Returning Deputy Mayor),  Steve O’Brien, Dot Hayes.   Mulum Mulum  Ward: Paul McLeish, Meg Downie (Returning Cr), Sophy Galbally.     […]

Look Out Melbourne Council, you now have Stephen Mayne.

This news from the Leader Live – Our ex Manningham Councilor Stephen Mayne has taken his style of  governance to the Melbourne Council. I’m sure he’ll be happy there, lot’s of super high rise buildings to approve… UPDATE 9.15pm: LORD Mayor Robert Doyle has been re-elected to Melbourne Council. The VLGA  said Team Doyle members […]

New development designed with traffic mayhem around shoppingtown

There is a new proposal for the Corner of Tram Rd and Doncaster Rd, opposite Shoppingtown where the current AutoBarn and Officeworks are. (602 Doncaster Road, Doncaster) And if you have ever shopped there, you will know how hard it is to get out of the site, as the only direction available is south down […]

Emergency Manangement Plan above 25m

From Kelvin, his case at VCAT, and the proposed process for council to ensure emergency arrangements are in place before planning permits are approved. I spoke at VCAT on the Access and Egress issues for the development at Hepburn Rd Doncaster.   For several other articles on this type Hepburn into the search space above. A […]

C96 High Density Decision – Rescinded by Cr Meg Downie – and then Canceled by Management!

Back to where we were on Tuesday Night, Amendment C96 going to the Planning Panel. Corp. Support Exec Manager Steve Goldsworthy changed his mind after accepting the Rescind motion, less than 24hrs prior. There is a clause in Manningham’s meeting procedure laws which says they are not able to rescind the motion Clause 8.36 Rescission […]

C96 High Density Decision – Rescinded by Cr Meg Downie

 Stop Press – Major update from Last Night, C96 Vote : Cr Meg Downie Stepped up today and Rescinded the Motion. Now the decision of when the C96 goes to the Planning Panel, will be reviewed at the next council meeting in November – by the new Councilors !  Well Done Meg. Last Nights article: […]

High density C96 passed to Planning Panel

Tonight the Manningham council voted on approving the council report, and passing it on to the Independent Planning Panel. See our article on it here We were hoping to let the incoming council complete the council review, before closing this stage. Very Disappointing vote; Only Cr Jennifer Yang and Cr Meg Downie Voted to let […]

Missed Annual Report at Special Council Meeting

Comment from the lady beside me at the close of the Special council meeting tonight 2012-10-16  ( and she was sincere.) “When are they going to do the Annual report?” she said while waving the article from the Leader stating that as the reason for the Special meeting being convened. ” I came here just […]

c96 High Density Recomendations Report on Council Special Meeting agenda Oct 16th

It seems that when we were all told not to delay the Draft Residential Strategy for any further refinement, and that it could all be considered later – some one was not telling the whole truth. After that we were told the c96 exhibition period should be kept short. Now a special meeting has been […]